Parents of ADHD Children
In tears and at whits end
Just found this group this morning. My 8 1/2 yr old was diagnosed last January with OCD and Sept with ADHD. She is Lexapro and Quanfacine (sp). She has rituals and behaviors that are not normal besides the sudden outbursts and anger that goes with it, sometime last an hour a more 2 or 3 times a day. It is a struggle for both my husband and I and our 5yr old daughter. My husband is completely frustrated which doesn’t help. He doesn’t understand ADHD at all and feels like she is being a brat and not appreciative of what she has. I try to explain that she can’t help it and that it will get better. Now I am getting very discouraged and wonder everything if it will be a good night usually something goes wrong and then it goes down hill fast. My husband feels we spend all our attention on her and not the 5yr old. It is hard not to compare them. Is there hope? We have been working on this for over a year and the ADHD soedn’t seem to be getting better at home. At school she is the sweetest kid there and everyone loves her.
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